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although james will then all the actual information. but thank you. to all the big round the mole. may be. broadcasting live from the heart of moscow this is our tube remove the top news and headlines from around the world the state of expectation in the libyan opposition on boys in paris old friends has more to offer than washington after they left empty handed and without official recognition the rebels are said to be in desperate need of the food and medical supplies and the besieged city of benghazi. while back in washington nato and the u.s. paul time on cut off his rule as they push forward with the stalled air campaign
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but coffee himself remains defiant this comes as more airstrikes hit the capital tripoli although the libyan leader says he himself is beyond the reach of polish involved. under starters orders of russia begins of the official countdown to the next winter olympics which will kick off in just under one thousand. and a magic figure of our time julian assange has managed to do what few people ever dared reveal top u.s. government secrets but just who is the man behind wiki leaks we investigate next right here on our show. the web site wiki leaks once again tapping. the last year. it's saying it's chilly and such i think that that counts for the type and what's not in the bag which exist utterance and. he says he has a dream
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a world without secrets the first step in the for the state is to get information out of the real world today anyone can find out what information the government the military and bankers have kept under lock and key secrecy is the biggest. going to be remarked as it is wiki leaks the dream of an idealist or a tool to manipulate global politics julian works on a long anger. what motivates julian assad does he want to change the world or is he just seeking fame does he act on his own or is someone else behind wiki leaks and will its whistle blowing revelations change the world forever. tunis january twentieth and the city with millions of residents descends into chaos thousands of protesters take to the streets in downtown genius to demand the
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immediate resignation of president ben ali who has ruled the country for over twenty three years after several days of tensions resulting in bloodshed ben ali had to flee the capital on january the fifteenth to see. the events that took place in the north african country in january were immediately done to the jasmine revolution but the choosing in kuwait also has another name in the wiki revolution. this man is a professor at one of the universities in tunis. as a political activist he prefers to be known by his nickname. he didn't take part in the attacks on government buildings but he said to be one of the main driving forces of the revolution. after registering his website communally he began posting material concerning choosier from diplomatic cables in arabic and french the cables
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were made public by julian assange of twenty ten. at the first time with the first seventy seven thousand documents and then we've got others. the sensation as i said it was really very very very interesting to note the true facts that the u.s. government is waiting. to leave the u.s. government was. really not supporting benelli for a human rights violation. discontent with the president could link it in power for too long had been brewing into his ear for quite some time public anger erupted after students mohammad was easy set him self on fire and publish stories of runaway corruption eroding the top echelon of the chinese even government. after when. i came home and did what he
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did. i think tunisia was a major too. to start to change what's happened in tunisia and also in egypt and it's happening in a few other places and it's diplomatic cables for the people. they were actually right and not. thinking that there is something that was corrupt. annual dome steinberg shams the public spotlight he's going to stay in the shade although in actual fact he's just as much a godfather of the wiki leaks project as julian assange has. yes my name is daniel smith this is julian the sun and we're here to make a short presentation about what we can extract what we daniel don't steinberg could be described as co-creator of the internet's most scandalous web site through together he understands took the idea of creating a site where any person can safely post secret information anonymously and made it
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a reality with you which i heard about wiki leaks in september two thousand and seven and in november two thousand and seven i first got in touch with julian. he was already working on wiki leaks at the on the right so i asked if they needed any help. and started working on a couple of topics john young registered the wiki leaks domain name in late december two thousand and six although young had already created something similar to wiki leaks several years before previously he used the crypto dot org site for publishing classified material secrecy is the biggest. market for your. critics worry over good and so threats from our if you're coming from here from the secret keeper. and if you need to be exposed during the first few years if we can leaks the resource was treated as a project created by the internet fringes we can leaks lives off donations and they were inconsistent at the time. or two years we are one and
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a half years we tried to build up we can expose a project me published a lot of documents and try to get funding and it was very difficult for us so we have all put in our private funding into the project and try to sustain it but that really didn't work so well at least not an infinite amount of money and. this is nuclear shelter you built during the second world war and modernized during the cold war so we have reconstructed it with data centers of welcome you know and i will show you the facility this bunker in stockholm was built to protect swedish army personnel from a nuclear attack telltale reminders of its original purpose can be seen all over the place. or digitally this type was actually in submarines and so they are jorma
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submarines from the beginning and the alarm in case of probably alarm starts alarm is. today behind these thick walls and heavy doors there are services carrying thousands of websites some of them still we keep leaks data. this is the cow going up and you feel busy these days to watch it because it's sort of a swedish noise provide better protection against attacks on wiki leaks than the bunkers malls or its security systems. flowing through the roof of the coming fire while it was a would be i think it must be. to make it a material there for the wrong. assumption his team had to be very careful about the security of their service after this video was posted on their site to traffic
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to safety in. iraq. back in two thousand and seven american army servicemen were caught on camera shooting dead a reuters reporter and his driver in a baghdad suburb after they mistook them from terrorists to three years after the tragedy we can release publish the video sparking a massive international right now. and shows your errors in the internal visual because. it's real and it shows you that reports about or who is insurgent who is not an incident that appear in the media following the bit where people were killed cannot be trusted several months later in the summer of two thousand and ten the site and its partner outlets publish the afghans all see it all want. we can leaks itself called the afghanistan war diaries they contained eighty thousand on the
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spot reports about the course of the campaign the zone said they had received the classified information from a man employed at the u.s. department of defense. it covers a six year period of war ninety three thousand and almost every instant serious and he was for three or was it worth it. and location. as soon as the afghan dossier was made public asuncion his team source to instant fame but scathing criticism soon followed the most common i.q. zation was that the names of afghans collaborating with allied troops and details concerning american agents had not been redacted from the reports the taliban were quick to pledge to kill all those who had helped the us army. there was a peaceful mostly being made of you know where we're looking at seriously whether we did hold back between the reports. i have that sort of patient it's not just the
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raid but the thing that's for the euro if urged the white house rossdale assistance in reviewing what you are or are we published and white house or if there's a request. every week once a week we're meeting in this cafe here's the party leadership we just had a half day meetings as well of leadership a little bird has taken over the party leadership. we're wrapping up breakfast and discussing how to live all for the next couple of years. swedish internet pirates have no office of their own that's why they meet in this cafe in stockholm the movement has held wiki leaks greatly by sharing its knowledge on creating a growing network of mirror sites as well as decoding and processing information. when we stepped in to support wiki leaks in august of last year they were not us no
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less they are no today they have received aid from thousands and thousands of people so they are not. our aid doesn't make as much difference today as it did know that said however it was still the swiss pirate party then went in and brought wiki leaks the wiki leaks domain online one that went offline during that hectic week of information. similar projects have been around the world including russia. most people in russia don't speak english that's why we wanted to make wiki leaks documents available to all russians online so we set about spotting reports of interest to people living in russia and countries of the commonwealth of independent states. or fed to translation websites where the people themselves translate them after receiving them via email russian pirates have launched
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a similar site called leaks it largely mimics what a sound has been doing it with the leaks a few leaks have already been made public. what i want informers will post their reports on the internet site we will know absolutely nothing about them we see the whole thing as a black box churning up documents from time to time with this big question though is how are they going to send their stuff. in the summer of twenty ten a song together the circle of accredited journalists for wiki leaks these people were supposed to get the news before it would appear on the site by doing this sans wanted to secure the leaks and give them greater exposure. the first russian publication to disclose wiki leaks data was the magazine russian reporter at the same time other magazines and newspapers had also received such
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invitations but decided against getting involved in wiki leaks risky business. and that it is clearly the newspapers running a triple risk first they may have suspected that they might get involved in somebodies gamble considering that the material had not been properly assessed second they may have had their doubts about how that would affect relations with the us embassy and third they may have been worried by the uncertain prospects of relations with the russian leadership of the world and syria which chiefly concerned russia was published by russian journalists in parallel with the site of first weeks a record number of visitors people were hungry for a sensational scoop. additional shower frankly when we saw the first set of documents sense in response to our request we didn't know how we should go about them at first glance many of them were unlikely to arouse interest you have to read them very carefully to find something anywhere near a scoop i think some in our audience had been looking forward to wild stories about u.f.o.'s or people devouring children when they found nothing of the kind so they
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simply turned away from us. after the publication of the afghan dossier with the links website and its founder a song could become the world. main newsmakers the australian spent most of his spare time travelling giving interviews and taking part in different seminars with those words again most welcome to snorkel and the four zero but. it's unlikely that julian a song speaking before the journalists of this seminar in stockholm could have full seen that in a few months he would be in jail nor would have imagined that his close companions would desert him over this visit to the swedish capital would lead to his downfall .
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hungry for the full story we've got it first hand the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. by august twenty ten julia songs have become the world's most popular media figure the wiki leaks founder save of the glory of being alone finds it on the sole adversary to the world superpower all attempts by the us authorities to launch a prosecution against mr ozon proved unsuccessful and wiki leaks founder had tried to be legally irreproachable until he decided to attend a seminar in stockholm in august twenty ten. investigators would later establish
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them during his visit to sweden mr saunders met two young women. he spent the night with both of them a short while later both young women accused the wiki leaks founder of sexual assault. they went to the police. primarily to discuss with the police to tell the police what they have been through and to get vice what shall we do and when they tell their stories both of them separately from each other and they tell their stories to the police the police officer realized they're telling a story concerning a crime. according to daniel don't show i beg the sun has always had a weakness for women we were at a conference in budapest and he told a lot of people at our conference that he has children on every continent. swedish authorities put the songs on the international wanted list by which time the wiki leaks founder who'd landed in britain many described the criminal prosecution
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against him as politically motivated swedish lawyers claimed that it was a routine criminal case. it's nonsense it has nothing whatsoever to do with the willies actually my two clients are very much in favor of the vehicle leaks that's why they were attending the seminar or the lecture from seoul and they still are for. it is unfortunately a rather common case of sexual abuse we have these cases all over again in sweden and great britain everywhere in the world and this is a case like any other with the difference that you suspect the person happens. but at the same time tensions inside the wiki leaks team rose to the surface songes friend and colleague daniel dominic burke said he could no longer work with him he withdrew from the project along with many others it was thought i really very sorry
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to see the project winding up the problem is that julian is intent on cracking down on any dissent as a matter of fact now he's one of the kind of people that we've been trying to oppose so i quit at the right moment after that negative trend had emerged within the wiki leaks team because. aside from ideological differences bergen a song also had a personal conflict when berg introduced the sons to his future wife. disapproved of his choice. i fell in love right immediately and i posed as my friend and the only thing he had to recommend was that i should try to find as much . as i can get so that if she annoys me i have something in my hands against him and that was a really weird recommendation for the loss of half of his team was not the most serious consequence of the split for a son's much more important was an archive of three thousand unpublished secret materials which bergen the other defectors took away with them for bag this data is
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a form of insurance. daniel had all the reason in the world to fear a son he was enraged by his betrayal persones had even threatened his former friend he once said that if i ever put him in danger. it would hunt me down and kill me. and he even repeated that threat a couple of times a waltz others that passed them. on december the first twenty ten into polish and a warrant for sunday's arrest a week later the wiki leaks chief voluntarily showed up at a police station where they arrested him a week later he was released on bail but the criminal charges against him were never dropped. but the thank you. for people around the world. let me. know what
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i see while being away. shortly after he was bailed the son shocked the world with a statement the debate is now the turn for the banks to share their secrets to announce the publication on wiki leaks of huge volumes of information on private accounts in swiss banks. on january the seventeenth two thousand and eleven a former employee of the julius by a bank velma publicly handed over to respond to disks with information on personal bank accounts but i do. know it. i did it again. in order to have it investigated and making a decision on it. works as a journalist for the financial times specializing in the subject of bank information faffed investigated the two thousand and seven purchase by the german
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government of disks with information from anonymous sources on german citizens hiding their money abroad. there are seven hundred or seven hundred seventy german names and some of our to go to court all of them have to pay money back in the year two thousand and eight the german state because of this and the more than one billion of europe that. the message proved to be effective even depositors whose names were not on the desk feared possible criminal prosecution thousands of germans who preferred not to wait for a subpoena paid their taxes in twenty ten mogul's government months again purchased from anonymous sources another disk with similar information on deposits of german citizens in swiss banks and helped her to return almost two billion euros to the state treasury many consider these tax stories to be a direct consequence of the wiki leaks effect. the top three are
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comparable because on one side the people sell that are to us or lots of money or millions of money on the other side you have wiki leaks and so this is not profit so there are people who their intention is different but exposing the bank secrets subsequently transformed wiki leaks into a completely nontransparent organization in financial terms but songs is the only person who knows everything about the whereabouts of the huge donations made to the organization. but there were other money trails where no one knew actually other than julian where it came from and what it was used for and i think as a thought it was just natural if you're working in a team of maybe five to ten people that. there's no need to have secrets you know at least in feels like. and when you ask someone what's happening to the money in australia and how much money is there really and the person tells you or you don't
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have two more. after his rift with astonishing bird wrote a book titled inside wiki leaks and launched his own website called open leagues but bedside is different it will operate according to the black box principle the website will receive material from anonymous informers but will dispatch them to traditional media outlets for further publication and will be impossible to enter the website and read the information first hand. everything is simple and transparent wants to bitch spy schemes publicist he understands advertising which is sound seems to like so much has emerged as what julian bond still create because it characterizes him. somewhere between a hacker and freedom of information and the james bond or not and i'm and this is very appealing you know and this is what people think they should turn it. up
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this is exactly one of the reasons why we left the project because it has become more about this all games but. then the actual information. that they're. the. true self of ministration was introduced at all universities in june of zero after the revolution the students didn't have time to attend classes in the first weeks following the coup but they were too busy debating how to protect the progress made in the january revolution. you're afraid that the only solution you can succeed in all its believes. they are participating and your secret thinking that discussing thinking every day about the new government help me and you know to make our business the us to succeed on your good evolution. each of the
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students took part in the overthrow of the ben ali regime many of them took to the streets after they had read information on corruption scrupulously accumulated on the website cunial eaks. we can see that when early in the regime of. the first victim. of this of to critics astrobiology his friend an assistant some event gabi at all the ones who had prepared the ground for that revolution they want to walk in the old port town of bizet or pirates and use it as a stopping place hundreds of years ago accumulates founders like in themselves to such pirates of centuries past. the more pirates but maybe because. freedom for transparency and so for human rights and for democracy both internet activists agree that julian assange invented
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a truly effective method of influencing real politics fire the internet and the proof maybe it was. the leaks that have been published and by any leaks and by wiki leaks played the role of we don't know we cannot make a. big it was but it does help with the confederate and come and he's instead of. the family and close member of the family sure we. are not for this and. so hard certain things. later that same day the streets of community is swelled with crowds of people again . but this time around they were not protesting it was a celebration in egypt president hosni mubarak had been forced to step down under the pressure from millions of people another internet revolution had achieved its
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goal the revolution is you know me the rose and she has already swept across several countries and it's anyone's guess who shows it may reach in the near future .
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